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Aviation Lates

Summer nightlife just got wilder in Western Springs, with not one but two great Lates events in the neighbourhood.

Date & Time

Every Thursday until 7 March 2024 | 4pm - 8pm

Category

Tickets

INCLUDED IN MOTAT MATES MEMBERSHIP

Accessibility

Some areas are not wheelchair accessible due to stairs, confined spaces, and uneven surfaces. 

Noise: display and activity areas can be noisy. Mobility parking is available on site at Great North Road. Please arrange in advance.

Parking

We recommend parking outside the Aviation Hall and enjoying the free heritage tram ride between locations. 

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Aviation Lates is back this January to take your Thursday nights to new heights!

Discover the award-winning Aviation Hall after-hours with guided tours of the hall and aircraft, set to the fresh and dulcet tracks of DJ collective Māori HiFi.

4pm to 6pm is whānau time. Enjoy storytelling with Rainbow Rascals, Manu Tukutuku kite making and screenings of our new immersive digital experience, Te Kōtiu, which tells the exciting story of aviation in Aotearoa with digital floor projections and audio.

From 6pm, grab a cocktail from the bar. It's a great chance to visit after work with mates, make it a date night or just take stroll and admire the ingenuity of aviation innovation. A selection of food and beverages will be available from 4pm to 8pm.

Our neighbours at Auckland Zoo will be open for Zoo Lates every Thursday too, so catch our heritage tram over the tracks and get discounted entry to Zoo Lates on the same night and enjoy a date with your favourite primate.

Save with a combined Lates ticket for only $20

Get both Lates experiences if you buy a combined ticket online. Select your Aviation Lates date and then you can use your Zoo Lates ticket on the same day or any other of the Zoo Lates dates. Come and do it all in one night, or spread out your Thursday fun by visiting each Lates event on different nights

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Flexibility to experience both Lates on the same night

If you attend Aviation Lates and then decide you’d like to pop into the Zoo Lates on the same evening, you can show your Aviation Lates ticket at the Auckland Zoo to get a discount on entry to their Lates.

Free for MOTAT Mates members and Auckland Zoo Annual Pass holders!

Come to any of the Lates nights for FREE if you are a MOTAT Mates member or Auckland Zoo Annual Pass Holder. Just show your membership card at the Aviation Hall or Zoo entrance and walk right in with no charge.


There's plenty of parking at the Aviation Hall making it a convenient location to kick off your Thursday night.

Don't miss the A to Z of Lates with MOTAT Aviation and Zoo Lates.
It's going to be wild!

Terms and conditions: Please be advised that the combined ticket price is only available to New Zealand Residents due to pricing differences for international visitors at Auckland Zoo. Proof of residency will need to be shown upon arrival at Auckland Zoo. Forms of acceptable ID are a utility or rates bill, an Auckland Libraries card, Council pool or leisure membership card, or Auckland student I.D. See Zoo Ticketing FAQs for more information. Auckland Zoo charge admission for children aged 4 and over, MOTAT charge admission for children aged 5 and over. If your child is 4 years old please purchase a child ticket for $13 at Auckland Zoo. This event is not free to seniors and an adult ticket should be purchased. T’s and C’s apply. Discounted rate only available when a) you visit both venues in the same day with a valid ticket for that date (discount available onsite only); or b) when a combined ticket is purchased online.

I have an Auckland Zoo Annual Pass, do I have to pay for Aviation Lates?

No, entry is free to both Lates experiences for Auckland Zoo Annual Pass holders and MOTAT Mates for all dates. Just show your membership card at either location for free entry.

How much are tickets to Aviation Lates?

Aviation Lates tickets:

  • Adult - $10 (includes SuperGold Card holders, overseas seniors, students)

  • Child (5 to 15 years) - $7

  • Under 5 years - $0

Combined Lates ticket:

A combined Lates ticket gets you entry to both Aviation Lates and Zoo Lates.
$20 for all ages (under 5's free)

If you have attended Zoo Lates, or been at the Zoo during the same day*, as an adult you can enter Aviation Lates at a further discounted price of $5. Simply present your Zoo ticket to the MOTAT Ticketing team on arrival.

MOTAT Mates and Friends of the Zoo members can enter both Aviation Lates and Zoo Lates free of charge.

*Discounted attendance from an Auckland Zoo visit must be presented to MOTAT on the same day, no date transfers will be permitted.

Will there be food at Aviation Lates?

Yes, there will be snacks and beverages provided by food trucks out the front of the Aviation Hall.

I visited the Zoo during the day, can I come to Aviation Lates at the discounted rate?

Yes you can. If you have attended Zoo Lates, or been at the Zoo during the same day*, as an adult you can enter Aviation Lates at a discounted price. Simply present your Zoo ticket to the MOTAT Ticketing team on arrival.

*Discounted attendance from an Auckland Zoo visit must be presented to MOTAT on the same day, no date transfers will be permitted.

I visited MOTAT during the day, can I go to Zoo Lates at the discounted rate?

Yes you can. If you have attended MOTAT Lates, or been at MOTAT during the same day*, as an Auckland Resident you can enter Zoo Lates at a discounted price. Simply present your MOTAT ticket to the Zoo Ticketing team on arrival.

Please visit the Zoo Lates webpage for further ticketing information and Ts and Cs.

I'm a MOTAT Mate, do I have to pay for Zoo Lates?

No, entry is free to both Lates experiences for MOTAT Mates and Auckland Zoo Annual Pass holders for all four dates. Just show your membership card at either location for free entry.

Date & Time

Every Thursday until 7 March 2024 | 4pm - 8pm

Category

Tickets

INCLUDED IN MOTAT MATES MEMBERSHIP

Accessibility

Some areas are not wheelchair accessible due to stairs, confined spaces, and uneven surfaces. 

Noise: display and activity areas can be noisy. Mobility parking is available on site at Great North Road. Please arrange in advance.

Parking

We recommend parking outside the Aviation Hall and enjoying the free heritage tram ride between locations.